Millwall are in talks to sign Reading full back and Jamaican international Shaun Cummings, according to Get Reading.
The former Chelsea man is apparently one of Ian Holloway’s main targets for January, as he tries to get his team out of the relegation places. Former Reading coach Nigel Gibbs is currently one of the staff at Millwall, and knows Cummings well from his Royals days.
Cummings is out of contract in the summer, and Reading, who currently have three first team right backs, will be looking to cash in on him before his contract expires.
The 25-year-old has made 71 league appearances for Reading, only scoring one goal which was against Wigan Athletic, on the opening day of the season. With Welsh international Chris Gunter the firm first team choice for the Royals at right back, Cummings has struggled to get into the team in recent years.
Millwall could sign the Jamaican to replace Scott Malone, who joined Cardiff City yesterday. Cummings would be a cheap replacement for the 23-year-old who snubbed Borussia Dortmund to join the Bluebirds.
Millwall’s most recent league game was against top of the league Bournemouth, where they fell to a 2-0 defeat to a team whom they pegged to a 2-2 draw in late November.
The Lions failed to get a shot on target, as Yann Kermorgant netted from a penalty and Harry Arter scored for the fifth successive match They were reduced to ten men in the 80th minute, after Shaun Williams was sent off.
Ian Holloway said to the Daily Echo after the game: “There is a nervousness in the team. The lads want to do well but then we go and get a player sent of. That is unforgivable and ridiculous. Williams should have just got on with it.
“We are going to have to simplify things, play from back to front. I’m going to need some more choices and now and it’s as simple as that.”
Millwall are currently outside the relegation zone in 21st position this season 23 points. They are three points ahead of Wigan Athletic, in the place below them.